Hunger Relief from the Ground Up

Gaining Ground presents:

Hunger Relief: From the Ground Up
Thursday, March 29, 2018 • 7 p.m.
The Fenn School—Ward Hall • 516 Monument Street • Concord, MA 01742

Please join us for an evening of discussion about food security, human health and one of the most surprising levers for positive change: the soil beneath our feet. Our panelists for the evening will include: Danielle Nierenberg, co-founder and president of Food Tank; Dr. Kathryn Brodowski, senior director of health and research at the Greater Boston Food Bank; and Doug Wolcik, farm manager at Gaining Ground.


Here in Massachusetts, one in ten residents don’t know where their next meal is coming from and can’t afford to buy as much food as they did last year. Here in Middlesex County, almost ten percent of families experience a food budget shortfall every week according to the Greater Boston Food Bank.

About Our Panelists

Danielle Nierenberg is an activist, author, and journalist who co-founded Food Tank, a non-profit organization that researches food systems, hunger, and poverty.

Kathryn Brodowski is a preventive medicine physician who specializes in food insecurity and nutrition. She oversees both program and research at The GBFB.

As farm manager at Gaining Ground, Doug Wolcik has focused on soil health and introduced no-till agricultural practices to Gaining Ground, a switch that has vastly increased the amount of food the organization is able to donate to hunger relief efforts.

About Gaining Ground

As a non-profit organic farm that grows food for donation, Gaining Ground works alongside local food pantries, meal programs, and recipient organizations to provide fresh food to these Massachusetts families. We rely upon regenerative farming practices, including minimal tillage, intensive cropping, and permaculture, as well as season extension, much of it powered by a growing group of volunteers. In many ways, our multi-solving approach e.g., solving more than one issue at a time, is within a global movement to alleviate hunger while improving nutrition and soil quality and lowering climate impact. In 2015, countries around the world adopted a UN resolution to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all as part of a new sustainable development agenda.

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